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Transition Programme for 6th Class Students

The KDYS 6th class on-line transfer programme is available to all National schools and 6th class pupils for month of June 2020. Teachers, pupils and parents/carers can contact to order the video plus an accompanying booklet. A supplementary zoom meeting between the pupils and a KDYS youth worker can also be arranged

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Life in Killarney for a European volunteer during COVID19

Meet Nicolas Lelorrain, KDYS’ European Solidarity Corps volunteer from Metz, France who, due to the ongoing COVID19 crisis, is unable to return home until travel restrictions are lifted. The European Solidarity Corps brings together young people from across Europe to build a more inclusive society and respond to societal changes. By participating in volunteer placements, […]

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First Online Irish Youth Chat Service Launched – Organisations Accelerate Initiative in Light of Current Crisis

Press Release from Youth Information Partnership on 14th April 2020 Four leading Irish youth organisations have today formally launched a new unique online youth chat system called the Digital Youth Information Chat Service. The Youth Information Online chat service is the first of its kind in Ireland. Crosscare, SpunOut, YMCA and Youth Work Ireland who […]

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KDYS has launched a new initiative to provide a telephone and email support service for all parents and children across Kerry. The service was created as a direct response from the needs that the Tusla funded Tralee Springboard Family Support project and other KDYS services were hearing in the community. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 […]

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Press Release KDYS has launched a new initiative to provide an outlet for young people across Kerry. Can’t get out to a youth club then let the youth club come to you. This is open to all teenagers and to find out more just go to the KDYS website of Facebook page. CEO Tim ODonoghue […]

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Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) – A Community based Youth Work Organisation connecting with and supporting Young People Following advice from the Government of Ireland in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), all KDYS Centres, youth cafes and volunteer led youth clubs are closed to the public from Friday 13th March.   While our centres are […]

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KDYS with a group of teenagers from Kerry and Italy have launched a campaign to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. They have created a video with a very important message for their peers and for all people. They have pledged their commitment to this cause and they are calling on all young people and all of […]

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Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus

Great little story book here for small ones who are a bit anxious about COVID-19! dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1Download

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Street Feast Killorglin

AN ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENT! On Friday the 28th of July, KDYS Killorglin hosted their annual Street Feast at their Centre on Lower Bridge St Killorglin. Almost 200 people attended on the day. So what exactly is Street Feast? Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland in June/July hosted by you and your […]

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KDYS Youth Day 2017

A GREAT DAY OF MEMORIES – YOUTH DAY 2017 A truly amazing day was had by nearly 1400 teenagers on Sunday March 26th at the annual KDYS Youth Day. This event has been running for over 40 years and sees the involvement of KDYS youth club members, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the […]

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